Favorite Jersey Shore Beach Towns for a Weekend With Friends
Cape May, NJ13 Check-ins
For your sophisticated friends . . . Cape May. Cape May is a beautiful laid-back Victorian resort town at the very tip of New Jersey. Spend the weekend at a posh (they often host afternoon tea) and check out the variety of bars this corner of the Jersey Shore has to offer. Visitfor an elegant atmosphere and post-Prohibition inspired cocktails. Cape May is also known to be welcoming to the LGBT community and boasts over a dozen hotels that are gay friendly or gay owned.
Asbury Park, NJ34 Check-ins
For your artsy, alternative friends . . . Asbury Park. Pretty much a destination for all Jersey musicians and lovers of art and music venues, Asbury Park is home to the famous. Founded in 1974, The Stone Pony has been a launching pad for many talented performers such as. Strolling through town, you might walk past drag balls, vintage clothing boutiques and eye popping murals. For Neapolitan pizza that the New York Times practically raves about, swing by .
Sea Isle City, NJ0 Check-ins
For your college friends . . . Sea Isle City. If the night (and your friends) are young, Sea Isle City won’t disappoint.is Sea Isle City’s main attraction and hosts a variety of young and fun events from Piano Fight Club to the affectionately named Sandbar Happy Hour. Ocean Drive also is known for its No-Shower Happy Hour, where droves of patrons in wet bathing suits walk in straight off the beach on Saturdays from 4 to 8 PM. Make sure you don’t have to wake up earlier on Monday.
Ocean City, NJ40 Check-ins
For your wholesome friends . . . Ocean City. Ocean City is known to be a dry town, so there’s no chance of FOMO or pressure to party in this Jersey spot. At, you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel and enjoy the Atlantic City skyline, or delight your taste buds with saltwater taffy and fudge at Shriver’s. Trust us when we tell you you’re guaranteed to remember the fun times you had in Ocean City!
Wildwood, NJ22 Check-ins
For your friends with multiple personalities . . . The "Wildwoods". The “Wildwoods" consists of Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and North Wildwood.is family friendly, condo dominated, and has a fun name and a quiet atmosphere. North Wildwood has a lot more going on. Check out some of the pubs and taverns up north. Wildwood sits in the middle of the Crest and the north end. This section is known for its killer boardwalk that boasts amusement rides, doo-wop nostalgia, boardwalk shops and a lively nightlife. We recommend the grouper sandwich at the for anyone who loves seafood. Man, is that a good sandwich.
Surf City, NJ1 Check-in
For your surfer friends . . . Long Beach Island. Called “LBI” by locals, this town is considered the Jersey surfer’s mecca. You’ll find the originaland have a chance to catch a few waves at in Beach Haven or at the southern tip of LBI. There’s plenty to do on land too. is known for their Nooney burger. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, check out the peanut butter butter at .